Title

Clay mineralogy of the southwest equatorial Atlantic sediments

Award Date

1970

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geology

First Committee Member

I.R. Kaplan, Chair

Second Committee Member

Ronald J. Gibbs

Third Committee Member

N. Gary Lane

Number of Pages

127

Abstract

The problem under investigation is basically two fold, (1) the determination of the partial grain-size distribution and (2) the mineralogy of the clay/fine silt size fractions of the equatorial Atlantic bottom sediments. From these data, it was hoped to find the controlling factors for the size distribution and mineralogy of the bottom sediments. That is, whether the mineralogy of these sediments reflects the grain-size distribution, clay mineral flocculation, diagenesis, or influences of local source areas.

Keywords

Atlantic Ocean; Clay; Flocculation; Marine sediments; Silt; Submarine geology

Disciplines

Geology | Sedimentology

Language

English


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